The City of El Centro has appointed an Interim Police Chief.

Deputy Chief of Police Robert Sawyer has been named to serve as Interim Chief of Polce for the City of El Centro effective Friday, July 29, 2022. Sawyer takes over for Chief Brian Johnson who has retired after 4 years with the city. Sawler served as a reserve officer for the city before beginning as a patrol officer in 1998. Sawyer rose in rank until being promoted to Commander in 2015. In 2018 he became Chief of Police in Brawley and served there until returning to El Centro as Deputy Chief of Police in 2020. El Centro City Manager Marcela Piedra said, " Robert brings significant las enforcement background to the position. His experience will allow him to work effectively with the Police Department personnel and the residents of the community."